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Topic: Patchwork Purple (Messenger-type Bag)  (Read 954 times)
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« on: May 31, 2010 07:09:11 AM »

I made a patchwork shoulder bag as a spur-of-the-moment, last-minute gift for a friend. I started with nothing but a pile of fabrics and my tools. No pattern or tutorial, just an idea.

It features a patchwork outer, a lining with two pockets, a flat bottom, a flap with button closure, and an adjustable strap. Though time-consuming, it was easy, which made me realize how much I've learned about sewing and bag construction over the last year.

The patchwork sucked up the morning and a chunk of the afternoon---the planning, measuring, cutting, piecing, pressing of the front, back, sides, pocket, flap, and strap pieces.

It was only thanks to Hubby's willingness to wrangle children that I managed to complete most of the bag in a day. It took the full day, though.

I was up very, very late finishing it, but it was worth it. She loved it!


Mama of two, eeking out a few creative hours a day.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  ~Pablo Picasso
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 08:05:02 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love all the different purples!

« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 01:27:11 PM »

Wow! What a great friend you are, love this bag. The purple patchwork is so pretty. The patchwork pocket is so cute. Thank God for supportive husbands, right?

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
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